Thesis Analytical Notes

Organisation of this study

Part A: Synopsis of Turntablism, 1877 through 2013 is an overview of the turntable-as-instrument and how composers, musicians and sound artists have engaged with it. Part A features my exploration of turntablism and the associated technology, but does not feature my original scores.

Part B: Philosophy, Creative Process and Folio of Original Works is an explanation of my new philosophy on music, creative process and compositions.

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is featured regularly throughout this thesis. I did not treat the definitions as infallible, though I do hold the OED in the highest regard. My consideration of semantics consistently branched into a philosophical discussion as to what words mean in the context of my research.

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THESIS – ANALYTICAL NOTES